Last year one of my most popular posts was the sneak peek at the current Jerome C. Rousseau collection for SS14, which tells me that you really, really like what this man can do with shoes!
To whet your appetite for the forthcoming Autumn/Winter 2014 collection, here's a sneaky peek below at my new favourites.
Overall the collection is inspired by Victorian costume and rich ornate details from the rococo period, which lends to some unexpected volume reinterpreted through the use of ribbon, zip trims and unique hardware. Dror Benshetrit's "Peacock Chair" inspires the intricately ruffled patterns and architectural nature of several styles, including the label's new signature ornate heel. Jerome C. Rousseau also creates playful pieces borrowing from pop music and 1980's icons, with lyrical content featured as tongue-in-cheek sentences laser-cut onto peep toe pumps and booties. Punk is another key theme thanks to tartan-printed suede found on pointy courts and peep-toe ankle boots.
Colour-wise watch out for a saturated ultraviolet, red, grey and nude shades used across soft suede and metallic leathers. An antique gold is perfect for party season, whilst classic black patent will never go out of fashion. Stamped velvet, navy and red hounds tooth, and lizard-embossed leathers also feature heavily for AW14 - just like in my favourite style, the Armian.